Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Devotion 8.30.16

With events of recent months, it is tempting to say the world is worse now than it ever has been, but the problems we face today are not new.  The world has literally been going to hell since the fall of man, and it is difficult to find new issues that are not talked about in scripture.

Certainly there are new means to convey our sinfulness.  The Internet, for example, has blessed us and cursed us all at the same time.  Today's political environment is blessed with more information to decide and create open government, and it is also cursed with blogs, tweets, websites, and streaming videos that do more to create confusion and reinforce bad ideas than clarify.  Yet we know that sin has corrupted man since the fall of man, and Paul wrote about sins of the flesh (graphically as well in Romans 1).

Thomas, the disciple who is best known for doubting, asks a great clarifying question as he speaks with Christ.  "'Lord, we do not know where you are going.  How can we know the way?' Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life.'" (John 14: 5 & 6)

It is that simple.  Turbulent times?  Follow Christ.  Personal conflict?  Seek Christ.  Not knowing where to turn?  Turn to Christ.  We pray at all times to follow Christ, his will and his way.

Hope Men's Ministry

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